Getting caught up on the Layer Cake Sampler QAL hosted by Amanda of Material Girl Quilts. I finished up blocks 13 – 16 over Easter weekend and spent a very frustrating time trying to get my Flickr account converted over (I’ll come back to this) until I finally gave up and tried out instagram.
For week 7 – I did a different combo for block 14 then what was presented. I wanted to keep with my patchwork patterning I’ve been doing throughout the quilt.
I did the same thing with Block 15 for week 8. I wasn’t loving the center diamond being completely one color or half, so I made it alternate in the for corners.
My husband and I also discovered that the old track/clips for those vertical curtain strips we never got around to taking down made for a great way to hang the Fons & Porter design wall I picked up a while back.
My Yahoo! Saga
I wasn’t able to get my pictures uploaded to Flickr for the QAL group, which makes me sad. You see, Yahoo and I don’t seem to be getting along. This started years ago when I created a Yahoo account for my junk mail. I didn’t sign in often enough so they suspended that account. I then created another one with a dash in the middle. Again, for junk mail. I stopped logging in about four months after opening it. At that time I had about 5 different emails and didn’t really use the Yahoo! ones. Again, it got suspended. I tried reactivating those accounts when I needed to sign up for Yahoo! Groups for my Quilt Guild, but just got stuck in an endless loop while trying to reactivate any of the old email accounts or set up a new one (I think I’ve made about six). I kept getting sent to a sign in / register page.
So when I started participating in a BOM back in January that used Flickr and saw it was a Yahoo! product I was a bit disappointed. I noticed that they did have a function that let you sign in using Facebook or Gmail which made it so I didn’t have to register a new account. This worked but then about a month ago I got an email saying they were going to discontinue log in options for third parties and you need to register a Yahoo! account. Sigh.
Last week I made a yahoo.ca email after giving up on being able to register one as a .com for the Yahoo! Groups. I got into my quilt guild groups, but Flickr is still being a pain in the —-. When I first tried to access it from my phone Flickr went to give me the option to change over to a Yahoo! email. Unfortunately it would not let me log in as Yahoo! Canada. I figured this was a mobile limitation so I went and tried it on my computer (after asking my husband to look into it…). The stupid thing let me sign in with Gmail and didn’t give me the option to change over like it did on my mobile. I tried again the next day and it gave me the message that I needed to register/sign in with a Yahoo! account. This let me put in a .ca account, but errored out with the following message “Sorry, there was an error. Please sign in again with the same account or a different one.” Sigh.
I gave it another day and the same endless loop. I tried another computer and same endless loop. I logged in to the new email THEN tried signing into Flickr. Same problem. Sigh. YAHOO WHY DO YOU HATE ME?
So today I went to the Flickr Help area to submit a trouble ticket (this is very hard to find BTW) and filled out all this information. Hit submit and got the following error:
Guess what Yahoo! I hate you too.